mdm - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

About MDM

Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) awards funding to promising film and media projects realised in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Funding schemes are available for all phases, starting from idea development through to production and distribution.
To be eligible, production companies must spend at least the awarded funds in the region of Mitteldeutschland. In general, the funds must be paid back unless the projects's revenues fall short of a certain minimum.



photographs: Rudolf K. Wernicke, Uwe Frauendorf et al.


Shareholders of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM):

the state of Saxony, the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the state of Thuringia, the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (public broadcasting association of the three above states) and the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (national public television channel)

  • members of the MDM board of directors


    President: Rainer Robra

    State Minister, Head of the State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of Saxony-Anhalt State

    Vice President: Dr. Klaus Klang

    State Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Saxony-Anhalt State

    Oliver Schenk

    State Minister, Head of the Saxonian State Chancellery

    Uwe Gaul

    State Secretary, Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts

    Valentina Kerst

    State Secretary, Thuringian Ministry for Economy, Science and Digital Society

    Malte Krückels

    State Secretary, Thuringian State Chancellery

    Grit Wißkirchen

    Mitteldeutscher Film- und Fernsehproduzentenverband (association of film and TV producers)

    Wolf-Dieter Jacobi

    Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
    (public broadcasting association of the three states)

    Elke Lüdecke

    Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

    Peter Weber

    Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (national public television)

  • members of the fund allocation committee of MDM


    Chairman: Dr. Matthias Heinze

    State Chancellery of Saxony State

    Cosima Stracke-Nawka

    State Media Authority of Saxony (Landesmedienanstalt)

    Claus-Peter Boßmann

    State Chancellery of Saxony-Anhalt State

    Dr. Thomas Hertel

    Saxony-Anhalt Representation Berlin

    André Störr

    Thuringian Ministry for Economy, Science and Digital Society

    Petra Beltz

    Kinoklub am Hirschlachufer Erfurt

    Annegret Richter
    AG Animationsfilm

    Silke Heinz

    Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

    André Naumann

    Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

    Dagmar Ungureit

    Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

    Dr. Klaus Spieler

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